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1 YELLOW BIRD (John Rollin Ridge) THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOAQUIN MURIETA
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1969 New Edition Hardcover VG VG 
l+159pp. Illus. in text. 3rd Printing of New Edition which was first published in 1955. The story of a folk hero taken from the original account of 1854 - the only known copy of the first edition. According to the legend Murieta organised an outlaw company of over 2000 men who terrorised gold-rush Californians in a series of kidnappings, cattle thefts, bank robberies and murders. The events were so bloodthirsty that the state legislature authorised the organisation of the Mounted Rangers to capture the highwaymen. The drama draws to a gory climax and the shocking fate of the badmen. Introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson. 
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